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Before you make a claim we collect details of your property and its disrepair over the phone or email and then arrange a surveyor to view your property. Once we have qualified your claim for housing disrepair, we then act for you to get the work complete.
Your landlord will need to comply to certain laws to ensure they are providing the level of service that you, the tenant should expect. These are Section 11 and the Fitness for Human Habitation Act.
Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 places an obligation on the landlord to maintain the structure and exterior of the property, including installations for the supply of water, gas and electricity, heating systems, drainage and sanitary appliances.
The Fitness for Human Habitation Act came into force in March 2019 and enforces the landlord’s responsibility to ensure they are meeting the level required for property standards and
No you won’t, Making a housing disrepair claim against your landlord will not get you in any trouble. It is your landlord who is in the wrong and has broken the terms of the tenancy.
From experience, nearly all social housing landlords tend to use their insurance or have a contingency budget for this event and are well aware that any harassment will be in breach of the quiet enjoyment of your property.
For this reason, social housing landlords will generally look to redress any property issues and make a rental rebate with the least effort, friction and within the quickest possible timeframe.
No you won’t! Because your case is run on a strict no-win-no-fee policy, we levy no fee directly to you for our time, expertise and work.
We will only take-on cases we feel have a high probability of success and won’t charge anything in the event we are unable to get a positive result.
The only time you will be charged is in the instance that your case is successful, in which case a pre-set fee of 25% will be deducted from any compensation awarded to you.
If your case is unsuccessful, you won’t be required to make any payment whatsoever!
You are entitled to make an application on the basis that:
– You have reported the issues to your landlord.
– Your landlord has failed to rectify the maintenance issues within a reasonable timeframe.
– The issues are diminishing your enjoyment of the property.
– The cause of the issues can be traced back to a fault that is the responsibility of the landlord.
Damp and mould can cause serious health and structural problems in a property. If your landlord is responsible for fixing the issue and they have failed to do so, you may be entitled to compensation.
Document the issue, make a claim to your landlord or the courts, and get our experts advice. Your landlord is responsible for providing a safe and habitable living environment, and compensation may be due if they have failed in this obligation.
If you are a tenant and experiencing leaks in the ceiling, roof or tiles, it is likely that your landlord is responsible for fixing the issue. A leaking roof or ceiling can cause significant damage to a property, including water damage, mould growth, and even structural damage. If your landlord has failed to address the issue and you have suffered loss or damage as a result, you may be entitled to compensation.
To claim compensation, you should document the issue, including any damage or loss you have suffered, and take photos or videos to demonstrate the extent of the problem. You can then make a claim to your landlord or the courts.
Living in a property with structural defects can be a serious safety risk. If you are a tenant in social housing and your landlord has neglected to repair such defects, resulting in an unsafe or unhealthy living environment, we are here to assist you.
Our team of housing disrepair specialists can help you claim for the necessary repairs and compensation if your landlord has failed to address the structural defects even after being notified of the issue.
We operate on a no win, no fee basis for all social housing disrepair claims, ensuring that you have access to legal assistance without incurring any upfront costs.
If you are experiencing disrepair issues in your home, don't hesitate to reach out to us to see if we can help.
Under the law, your landlord is responsible for ensuring that your rental property is properly maintained. This includes addressing any pest or vermin infestations that may arise, as these can pose serious health and safety risks.
In some cases, the landlord may be held liable for the infestation if it was caused by a pre-existing disrepair issue, such as a hole in the building that the landlord failed to repair. However, if the vermin were present when you moved into the property, the responsibility may fall on you as the tenant.
It's crucial to report any pest or vermin issues to your landlord as soon as possible and to keep detailed records of all communication regarding the matter. This includes any letters, texts, or emails exchanged between you and your landlord, as well as notes from any phone or in-person conversations. Gathering photographic evidence of the infestation can also strengthen your case.
Remember that as a tenant, you have the right to a safe and habitable living space, and your landlord is obligated to take action to address any issues that may arise.
As a tenant, you have the right to expect that your landlord will keep the heating and hot water system in good condition. This includes ensuring that the boiler is checked regularly and a gas safety certificate is produced at least once a year.
If you report a fault with the heating or hot water and you are left without either, your landlord is expected to rectify the problem within a reasonable timeframe, typically within a few days. Failure to do so could result in you being entitled to compensation for any inconvenience caused by your landlord's failure to comply with their legal obligations.
In addition to claiming compensation for any inconvenience, you may also be able to claim for any additional costs incurred as a result of the disrepair. For example, if you have to spend extra money on heating due to the faulty system, you may be able to claim this back from your landlord.
It is important to remember that as a tenant, you have certain rights and responsibilities, and your landlord has a legal obligation to ensure that the property is kept in a safe and habitable condition. If you have any concerns about the condition of your heating or hot water system, you should contact your landlord immediately.
Poorly maintained home can cause physical or mental health issue to you and your family. The Disrepair can cause a direct injury, a direct health issue or exacerbate an ongoing condition. A gas leak, water leak, mould, damp, a broken step or a vermin/ mice infestation are all examples of disrepair that can cause health issues to you and your family . If you or members of your family have suffered from any health issues as a direct result of the poor conditions in your home, we want to help you.
You deserve to be happy and healthy in the place that you live, your health is paramount and at times you may not be sure if your health is affected, Our experts can help.